Lecturer of General Education Composition (Non-Tenure Track)

The English Department at Old Dominion University invites applications for a Lecturer of General Education Composition.  This 10-month renewable appointment begins on July 25, 2024 and includes opportunities for summer teaching. The search committee is especially interested to hear from candidates who can provide evidence of inclusive teaching practices in course design, assignments, and classroom management.

Lecturers primarily teach 100-level genre-based composition courses and WAC/WID 200-level composition courses, but may also have opportunity to teach courses in their area of expertise, dependent upon programmatic needs. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load and service to two departmental committees. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have completed all M.A. or M.F.A. requirements in English or related field by July 24, 2023 and have expertise and/or experience teaching English composition.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. level graduate work or degree in Rhetoric, Composition, or Writing Studies.
  • Expertise in and ability/willingness to contribute to professional development in one or more of the following areas:
    • LGBTQIA+, LatinX, African American, Native American, and/or Asian American writing and cultural rhetorics.
    • WAC/WID, directed self-placement, and/or co-requisite/ALP models of composition.
    • UDL, accessibility, and/or disability studies.
    • multiliteracy expertise, such as digital, AI, social–emotional learning, and information literacies.
  • Record of successful and innovative teaching.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit the following to the University’s online job application system at https://jobs.odu.edu/postings/19727:

  1. A cover letter that highlights one’s experience/training in the teaching of composition;
  2. A curriculum vitae;
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts;
  4. A 1-2 page teaching philosophy articulating the applicant’s pedagogical approach and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The committee hopes to learn from the teaching philosophy how the applicant understands themselves as educator and how they would support and work with diverse learners.
  5. A course assignment/activity/syllabus that illustrates innovation and/or inclusive teaching practices.
  6. Contact information for 3 professional references. The application site will request confidential recommendation letters from these references when your application is submitted.

Full consideration will be given to completed applications received by January 15, 2024, and the position will remain open until it is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Jenn Sloggie (jsloggie@odu.edu).

About the Department: The Department of English has an accomplished, diverse faculty and student body committed to equality, social justice, and transformative policies and practices. It offers a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English as well as an MFA program. The department also delivers courses in ODU’s General Education program, the Perry Honors College, Interdisciplinary Studies program, and ODU Global. All programs offer onsite and online delivery modalities. 

Incoming Lecturers will be provided with mentoring and will have access to a rich network of identity-based groups, all of which provide opportunities for formal or informal networking, support, and mentorship. 

About ODU: Located in the City of Norfolk in the metropolitan Hampton Roads region of coastal Virginia, ODU is a residential, public institution with a student enrollment of 24,000. Almost 40% of students and 30% of faculty are from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. ODU is a national leader in advancing social mobility for its students and is committed to helping underrepresented students succeed. ODU is classified as a Carnegie R1 (Very High Research Activity) institution.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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